“Bury the Hatchet” is Comanche/Kiowa artist John Hitchcock’s mixed-media, cross-disciplinary, multisensory installation. The exhibition is based on the American Frontier and plays off the theme of the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show.
The variety of elements that form the exhibition were inspired by Hitchcock’s research while he was artist-in-residence at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyo.
“The new artworks will challenge historical perspectives by reframing history and asking new questions about the idea of the Wild West show and the importance of the American Indian objects collected by Buffalo Bill,” he says.
Hitchcock’s reinterpretation of Buffalo Bill Cody’s traveling show explores assimilation, acculturation, and the colonial indoctrination of indigenous people through sound, video performance, and screen prints.
This project, on display through Sept. 14, is made possible with support from the Cultural Vision Fund.
Missoula Art Museum
335 N. Pattee St.Missoula, MT
- 10 a.m.-5 p.m.., Tuesdays-Saturdays, May 3-Sept. 14
- Art & Exhibits